Monday, 30 July 2012

...Spread a little happiness Freebie cut files

ED  -Folks, this comes as a zip file, it is compressed and so you need to save it to your desktop first. Only once it has been saved can you right click (PC) or double click (Mac) to open it. If you try to open it first it won't work. hope that helps.

Good morning! It's Monday and I'm fine with that because it's not a school day!!

I have a little card for you this morning, I was playing with some new ink yesterday, I got me some more of my fave Distress inks, Frayed Burlap was one of them! I paired it with some pumpkin spice SU ink for this card. I cut out the jar shape from a piece of kraft card and then I used the negative as a frame for my jam jar which I had stamped on cream card stock.

I have some cut files for the jar Fillers Jam Packed set and you can get them here.

There are files for the Jar as a candy Jar, as a jar with screwtop lid, as a jar with fabric lid, and for the label and the tiny tag.

I have a few hints on how to use them here.

I cut myself out a jar with fabric lid shape - and I stamped on the fabric lid first - above. If you set the cut-out shape on a dark background it is much easier to stamp on. Next thing was to stamp the fabric lid again onto a post-it note and trim it out. This is your mask, and It's worth making a fairly good one, cut out accurately, you can keep it in with your stamps for further use, you can get quite a lot of mileage out of it and I rarely have to make another.

Below you can see the mask in place and how I stamped the jar base over it. I purchased some of those thin acrylic blocks - Tim holtz make them I believe, and I thought they were great for lining up stamps, but I did worry that they might snap if I had to put a lot of pressure on, time will  tell and I'll let you know!

It was easy to line up the 'jam' stamp with the thin blocks, I stamped it before I took off the mask above. One full jar of jam, ready for use!

Hope it tickles!


  1. Thanks so much Claire, for these wonderful aids!

  2. I love this stamp, do you have JPEG and PNG files that can be downloaded?

  3. very nice. Thank you.
    Now I just need to get the stamp that goes with it.

  4. Love the motiv, but I'm not able to open SVG and DXF files. Do you have Jpg's, please?

  5. Lydia, you can get a free program to open SVG files if you want. It's called Inkscape. Get it at

  6. This is adorable, thank you so much hugs, Cathy

  7. Thanks for sharing the lovely cut file.

  8. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies (please, notice the new url for my blog), under the Page 2 post on Jul. 31, 2012. Thanks again.

  9. Love your card Claire! The double stamped flourish and that bit of trim peeking out - just yummy!

  10. This is gorgeous Claire, I love your little jar of marmalade, or is it apricot jam?! that strip of ric rac it the perfect embellie!

  11. Gorgeous arrangement on your card Claire! You've got me thinking fall~ ;)

  12. @Jen: Thank you very much for the hint with Inkscape.Lydia


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